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Victim/Witness Services Division Feedback
Tami McConkey, Director
An integral part of the prosecution function, our Victim/Witness Services Division provides victims and witnesses of crime with consistent and dependable information about their cases. To ensure this, advocates are assigned to each criminal case after charging to inform victims and witnesses about their statutory rights and to assist them as their case proceeds through the criminal justice system. We also offer general court information on this website.
on a recent crime or your thoughts on crime in your community.
Services provided by advocates to victims and witnesses may include the following:
Provide information regarding victim rights;
Offer crisis counseling and referrals;
Facilitate contact with other agencies within the criminal justice system;
Obtain interpretive services;
Provide information regarding hearing dates and schedule changes;
Assist in obtaining time off from work to testify;
Secure a safe waiting area in the courthouse;
Assist in applying for reimbursement of expenses incurred during the course of the trial;
Resolve matters related to restitution and the return of property; and
Provide information as to eligibility from the Crime Victims Reparations Board. If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a crime, you may be entitled to receive money from the Crime Victims Reparations Board.